Jay Kenny

October 10, 1936April 17, 2019

Kenny, John (Jay) of South Yarmouth, April 17, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jay spent a life dedicated to his family and his faith. Jay worked for New York Telephone as the Director of Labor Relations while also acting as a Mediator in the Dispute Resolution Center in the city of Glen Cove, New York. After retirement, he held a position as Mediator in Barnstable District Court and also dedicated his time to many charitable activities. His faith and love for others led him to be an Eucharistic Minister, President of St. Vincent de Paul at Our Lady of the Cape, and President of Lower Cape Outreach. Beloved husband of Judith for 61 years, devoted father to John Kenny, Judith Thatcher, (predeceased by) Dr. Kathleen Nixon, Patricia Palguta and father-in-law to Dr. Glenford Nixon and Matthew Palguta and beloved Grandfather of Connor, Reed, Lauren, Matthew, Brenden and Kaitlyn. The hours of visitation will be Monday, April 22 from 3-7pm at Doane, Beal & Ames, 729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday April 23, at 11am at Our Lady of the Cape, Brewster, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to St.Vincent de Paul or “Together with Haiti” at Our Lady of the Cape Parish, Brewster, MA.


  • Judith Kenny, Wife
  • John Kenny, Son
  • Judith Thatcher, Daughter
  • Dr. Kathleen Nixon, Daughter
  • Patricia Palguta, Daughter
  • Dr. Glenford Nixon, Son-in-law
  • Matthew Palguta, Son-in-law
  • Beloved Grandfather of Connor, Reed, Lauren, Matthew, Brenden and Kaitlyn.

  • St. Vincent de Paul or "Together with Haiti"


  • Visitation Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Jay Kenny

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Megan Shanley Philbeck

April 23, 2019

Such shocking and sad news. I am sorry I was unable to make it to the funeral ( and my Father is too frail to travel). Please know that I am thinking and praying for your family, and I am smiling thinking of my Mom and Uncle Tom and Grandma and Grandpa and Kathleen all seeing one another again. Although Uncle Jay always lived far from us, he and Aunt Judy were always such dedicated Godparents - thank you. God bless all of you during this sorrowful time. XO Megan